Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 2, 1987 · Page 4
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL OPINION SUNDAY, AUGUST 2,19S7 EDITORIAL We need Schultz "Like a sympy sweet," to borrow the words of Langston Hughes, the image of Ollie North as American hero has already begun to "crust and sugar over," to "sag like a heavy load." The process was hastened by the testimony of a public servant whose private conduct and public defense of the Constitution is more the stuff of heroes than the dubious and self- aggrandizing statements of Lt Col. North. Secretary of State George Shultz, after two days of testimony before the congressional committee investigating the Iran-Contra affair, has helped restore a bit of perspective to a nation stirred in recent days by a visceral spasm of Olliemania. It was North, we should remember, who admitted altering key documents, shredding many more arid withholding information from Congress. It was North who testified that he hoped the secret private enterprise put together to sell arms to Iran and to divert the proceeds to the Contras would survive as a permanent covert operations capability free of supervision — an outlaw CIA, in other words. For this, he was proclaimed a hero. Shultz, like North, is a Marine combat veteran, though he didn't haul his old uniform out of the cedar closet for his appearance on Capitol Hill. Instead, he laid out frankly and forcefully a tale of intrigue and duplicity at the highest levels of government — intrigue and duplicity woven by a zealous lieutenant colonel on the staff of the National Security Council, by the colonel's NSC bosses and by his de facto boss at the CIA. What the ideologues in the NSC and the CIA were trying to do, Shultz said, was "totally outside the system of government that we live by and must live by." Under the Constitution, he pointed out, the powers of government must be shared. "And this is not sharing power," he said. "This is not in line with what was agreed to (at the Constitutional Convention) in Philadelphia. This is a piece of junk and ought to be treated that way." Shultz told how he, the nation's top I diplomat, had been lied to, deceived, under- I cut and ignored. He told how President Reagan was deceived, how he was fed either erroneous information or no information at-.all. For months, Shultz said, he was locked in a "battle royal" with CIA Director William Casey, with Rear Adm. John Poindexter and with others for the president's ear. He painted a disturbing picture of an administration in disarray. Shultz, it must be acknowledged, is not blameless. He didn't seem particularly eager to learn what Elliot Abrams, his energetic underling at the State Department, was up to. He didn't seem concerned that Abrams' solicitation of foreign governments for funds to support the Contras might be in violation of the Boland restrictions. In addition, as Rep. Henry Hyde, R-ni., suggested to Shultz, he should have resigned. The secretary of state said that on three occasions he threatened to resign; he should have followed through. That act of protest, surely, would have persuaded the president that "the brilliant ideas cooked up by the NSC staff — Shultz's words — were "a catastrophe." Despite his mistakes, the secretary of state is "a good and honorable man," as Sen. Paul Trible, R-Va., observed. In TriWe's words, Shultz "vividly demonstrates that public service can be rooted in principle and graced by nobility." This crippled administration, indeed this nation, needs George Shultz — now more than ever. Letter policy TO GONPUCT This Was News Compiled by JODY KJOSA 25 years ago Thursday. August 2,1962 Ukiah Daily Journal SONOMA WATER USE SHRINKS LAKE MENDO. Lake Mendocino will become smaller before it becomes larger, Supervisor Martin Wener Indicated to the Dally Journal Wednes- wener said that the lake is presently being drawn down at the rate of 1% to 2 inches per day •t the request of the Sonoma County engineer. He explained that Sonoma County has full regulatory control of the amount of water to be released from Coyote Dam according to the terms of the original agreement when the reservoir wasf PETER'S SUMMER CLEARANCE. Further Reductions. Summer dresses, $4-$8. Nylon hose, 3 pair, $1. Handbags, $2 and $3. State and Henry Su. DAILY TELEVISION PROGRAM LOG. 6:30 pjn.: Quick Draw McGraw, Troubleshooters, News, Peter Gunn. 7 p.m.: You Asked-For It, Phil Silvers, One Step Beyond, News. 7:30p.m.: State Trooper, Outlaws, Assignment Under Water, Ozzie And Harriet. 8 p.m.: Groucho, In- tertel, Donna Reed. 8:30p.m.: Men In Space, Dr. Kildare, Real McCoys. 9 p.m.: Sheriff of Cochise, Brenner, My Three Sons. 9:30 p.m.: Global Zobel, Lively Ones, Zane Grey, Law and Mr. Jones. 10 p.m.: News and Weather, Sing Along With Mitch, Mac Leish-Van Doren Dialogs, Untouchables. chair can. Tickets good In standard sleeping cars are sold at slightly higher fares — ask the agent. Northwestern Pacific, Redwood Empire Route. *•• State Theatre. 1,000 thrills! ... as two great stars live the romance that rocked the foundations of an empire! He renounced the crown he had never worn for the woman he loved! Clark Gable and Myrna Loy hi their greatest romantic roles in "Parnell." • •• URIAH'S name, according to the late Dr. J. W. Hudson, an eminent authority on Indian language lore, is of native origin and signified "southern quail people." URIAH'S official flower, the lovely lilac, emblematic of springtide and strength, was selected as a suitable symbol of this vigorous growing city by Carl Purdy, our internationally known horticulturist. URIAH'S first white settler, John Parker, came here shortly after the Gold Rush, making his home here In 1851. A small brick court house was erected on the site of the present court house In 1859. The city was incorporated In 1872, with a population of 200. 121 years ago Friday. August 3,1866 Mendocino Herald 50 years ago Monday, August 2,1937 The Redwood Journal and Weekly Dispatch-Democrat UKIAH IS 82 YEARS OLD. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SENDS GREETINGS ON ANNIVERSARY. The White House, Washington, July 7,1937. Mr. B.A. Cober, Publisher, The Redwood Journal, Ukiah, California. Dear Mr. Cober: It gives me great pleasure through the medium of your newspaper to send hearty greetings to the citizens of Ukiah on the occasion of the eoservance of the eighty-second anniversary of the founding of the town. I trust that happiness and prosperity will long continue In a community so rich in its resources and one which has played such an Important role in the annals of California from the days of the pioneers onward. Very sincerely yours, Franklin D. Roosevelt. * * * TRAVEL BY TRAIN — Leave Care And Car Behind. Fares from Ukiah — Round trip to: San Francisco, $4.25; San Rafael, $3.60; Novato, $3.15; Petaluma, $2.80; Santa Rosa, $2.25; Healdsburg, $1.75; Cloverdale, $1.10; Willits, $1.00; Fprtuna $5.50; Eureka, $6.25. These fares are for tickets that are good only in coaches or FIRE. — On Wednesday morning last, about 9 o'clock, the bath-house of I. Cohen, adjoining the Ukiah City Hotel, was discovered to be on fire. The alarm being given at an early stage of the fire, it was soon arrested. The fire originated from the too near contact of the stove pipe from the furnace, to the roof — a frightful source of accidental — or, rather, careless fires. Had it fairly got headway, It would have been a serious matter for Ukiah. Nearly the whole block Is a mass of wooden buildings, including the Hotel, and only a forty foot stretch between that and Cleveland's saddle shop, another large wooden building. RE-OPENED. — Our Public School re-opened on Monday, July 30th, with an attendance of 87 pupils. • •* APOLOGY. - We are not in the habit of making apologies, but we think one Is Justifiable this week. It was Tuesday noon, when we got into the office, and consequently we have had but two days and a half, in which to get out a paper. We have done the very best we could under the circumstances, but will do better hereafter. UKIAH MILL. On and after April 1st, 1865, the above mill will grind for 25 cents per 100 pounds; or, one-fifth of the grain. Custom work done promptly, and good flour guaranteed from good wheat. Moore & Sanders. • * • , An excellent cure for the diarrhea is the following army recipe: Equal parts of capsicum, camphor and opium. Almanac The Journal welcomes letters from our readers. However, we reserve the right not to print those letters we consider may be libelous, in bad taste or a personal attack. Letters must not exceed 300 words in lenght and should be typed and double-spaced. All letters must be signed and include an address and phone number for verification. Anonymous letters will not be printed. Addresses will not be printed, but the writer's name will appear. Because of the volume of letters received, some letters may be e'dited because of space requirements. Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 1987. There are 151 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On Aug. 2, 1876, frontiersman "Wild BUI" Hickok was shot from behind and killed while ter at a saloon in Deadwood, S.D. The man who shot Hickok, Jack McCall, was later „ i he died, Hickok was holding two aces and two eights — a combination that became known as the^Dead Man's Hand." On this date: In 1776, members of the Continental Congress LETTERS Gustafson's farewell To The Editor: It is with great pride that I say goodbye to my six years of service in the Ukiah Unified School District Certainly, at times, things have been stormy and controversial, with wide differences of opinion on many issues. However, I think it is important to put those disagreements and differences into perspective. I feel we must look at where the District was in March of 1981, not just in terms of salaries and wages and staff morale, but the condition of facilities and the perceptions our community had of our School District. I would like to personally thank you, the newspaper, community, parents and staff for the marvelous support and help you have given me in the past six years as Superintendent of Schools. We have had the opportunity to add many new exciting programs to our School District such as Student of the Month, Slingerland, Computer Labs, Ukiah Writing Project, Model Elementary Libraries, expansion of the Berkeley Health Program, Graduation Requirements, improving health services by adding Health Technicians, District Track Meet, Talent Show, Art Fair, Science Fair, Day Care and many others. These activities have been focused on students .and opportunities for them to demorstrate excellence and to build an outstanding program that enhances each student's self-image, as well as academic performance. All of these activities could not have been achieved without the support of an outstanding classified service group, teachers, administrators and parents. We certainly have not solved all the problems in that period of time, nor made everyone happy in the way some of the problems have been solved. But we can all be proud of improvements made in the quality of the school programs; levels of salary and compensation, including fringe benefits; equal pay:> for equal work; substantial commitments to teacher leadership and recognizing teacher leaders; curriculum development and pay for leadership; $500,000 spent on libraries, computers and other equipment; completion of the high school; completion of the refurnishing of Pomolita School; painting and maintenance of all schools; commitment to equal opportunities for both students and employees, as women have advanced into management positions; and classified service has changed its nature to provide more responsibility and pay. All these achievements give us ample reason to be prideful of our success. No one person, or persons, is responsible for these activities. It has been a coming together of personal energy and resources of a group of professionals committing themselves to quality education for our community. The staff has shown that they care, and that care has resulted in quality educational programs that are recognized by the community. The staff, and the staff alone, has been responsible for that achievement and recognition, and it is my pleasure, as I leave, to remind all of you of your accomplishments and encourage you to maintain the pace and the commitment to excellence, which only you can do. My very best wishes for your future. George Gustafson, Ph.D. Superintendent A library is precious To The Editor: Once again we the people of Mendocino County find it necessary to defend our library system. We do this for ourselves, our children, our aged, and our disabled. We do this because a good library system is necessary for our cultural well-being. It is essential for. a healthy moral environment. We .do this because a good library system is an important resource of business. It seems to me that there is something very wrong in our world when we have to go to the mat year after year for such a vital institution. In (the) last few years there has been talk of forming a special assessment district to fund the library system. Perhaps it is time to go forward with these plans. Perhaps those revenues should be managed by an elected board of directors whose primary purpose it will be to cultivate and nurture this precious resource. Quinton A. Kruse Willits oegan to attach their signatures to the Declaration of Independence. In 1921, opera singer Enrico Caruso died in Naples, Italy. In 1923, the 29th president of the United States, Warren G. Harding, died in San Francisco. In 1927, President Calvin Coolidge issued a statement to reporters: "I do not choose to run for president in 1928." Thought for today: "There are no precedents: You are the first You that ever was." — Christopher Morley, American author and editor (1890-1957). A special privilege To The Editor: We had the special privilege of being able to enjoy the hospitality of your local Bed and Breakfast Inn, The Hopland House, run by Alice and Gene Gildenmeister. vVe'd like to compliment them on the comfortable and tastefully furnished accommodations and the breakfast, which was a complete and nutritious meal served elegantly but in a comfortable and "homey" manner. Our thanks again to the owners, and we recommend this to any out-of-town visitors to your lovely community. Geri and Leonard Lower Janesville, Calif. •? ^Journal 4§jfr HvmtocuM County . Califo . California Donald W. Reynold*, Chairman of th* Board Thomas W, ftotrtf, GtMTil Manager •fMMfir Mpntaw Audit SUTMU DONR.V M«S AlTROUP —DOONESBURY I &7KTA REAL. ACKOFRKePTM ON WUR PfiKT, Y-P&SQH. -C-CANft UNpe STAND IT, IT!

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